Support Group

Friends of American Art

Next Event:

Hand Embroidery

Contact Mary Little to Join:
mlittle@artsbma.org
205-254-2389

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The Friends of American Art was founded in 2007 and actively supports the Museum by developing and expanding its American art collection. The group provides educational programs and travel opportunities to its members. Events include lectures by leading authorities and visits to auctions, galleries, and noted public and private collections. At the Friends’ annual dinner, members vote on a major acquisition for the Museum’s collection of American art.

Upcoming Events

Hand Embroidery

November 13 @ 6:00 pm

Hand stitch beautiful embroidery sampler patterns.

Screen Printing

November 13 @ 6:00 pm

Understand screen printing from start to finish. Design a screen and create prints on paper and textiles.

Morning Makers

November 14 @ 10:00 am

Take time to create in the mornings. Make hand-built ceramics in October. Discover the screen printing process from start to finish in November.

Kids Art 101

November 16 @ 10:00 am

Immerse your child in the world of art while developing their skills and creativity. Each month features a new topic.

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Silhouettes and Storytelling

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Bring the whole family out for an afternoon inspired by the BMA’s current exhibition, Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. Local silhouette artist, Brandi Still, will be creating custom silhouettes of our visitors to take home.

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Intermediate Pottery Wheel Throwing

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Throw on the pottery wheel and create functional art in this intermediate course.

Friends of American Art Trip to Santa Fe

In early April, twenty-one members of the Friends of American Art, led by Curator of American Art Dr. Katelyn Crawford and Deputy Director Meghan Ann Hellenga, enjoyed a glorious early spring week in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Friends of American Art Trip to Nashville

In December, the Friends of American Art enjoyed an art-filled weekend getaway to Nashville, Tennessee. They stayed at the Union Station, a former railroad terminal originally opened in 1900. Steps from the Union Station is a historic U.S. Post Office building, now home to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The Frist is a […]

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